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Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt: A tremendous loss

Dear Carolina Community: It is with profound sadness that I write to you this morning about the tragic loss of three young people from our community. As most of you likely have heard, last night there was a shooting at a condominium complex near campus that took their lives all too soon. Sadly, Deah Barakat,…

Legacy of a lifetime

Marcus Paige only met Dean Smith once. By the time Paige was a Tar Heel freshman, Smith was  battling a progressive neurocognitive disorder and making few public appearances. When Paige got to Carolina, he wanted to meet two people: Vince Carter and Dean Smith. And though he didn’t get to have a lengthy conversation with…

Students pay tribute to Smith

The last time Dean Smith led a Tar Heel basketball team onto the court, most current Carolina students weren’t even old enough for elementary school. But that hasn’t made them any less familiar with the legend of the late coach, who passed away Saturday evening. Smith’s effect on current University of North Carolina at Chapel…

Carolina community mourns Dean Smith

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill mourns the death of Dean Smith, Carolina’s beloved and admired basketball coach from 1961 to 1997. He was widely known as a leader on the court, throughout the Carolina community and across the country. “The Carolina family lost a cherished member today,” said Chancellor Carol L. Folt.…

A tribute — in pictures and video

Former Tar Heel basketball coach Dean Smith passed away at age 83 on Feb. 7. Click here for Coach Roy Williams’ memories of Coach Smith. Click here for a photo gallery of classic images of the iconic Carolina coach, from goheels.com. Goheels.com produced this tribute video in 2010. Published February 8, 2015

Remembering the true moments

I have been sitting here staring at this screen for 30 minutes. And what I have finally decided I want you to know the most about Dean Smith is this: it’s true.

Carolina’s Dean Smith passes away at age 83

CHAPEL HILL – Former University of North Carolina head men’s basketball coach Dean Smith died Saturday evening in Chapel Hill. He was 83 years old. “Coach Dean Smith passed away peacefully the evening of February 7 at his home in Chapel Hill, and surrounded by his wife and five children,” the Smith family said in a…